When you think of things to do in Rome, keep one main thing in mind. Rome is the capital city of Western Art. There, I said it. Yes, there is … Read more
The buried cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, not surprisingly, contained a lot of erotic art. Luckily, since the cities were buried by Vesuvius in 79 A.D. and not unearthed again for 17 centuries, this erotic art was preserved from later marauding vandals and the even more destructive proponents of the puritan strains of subsequent religions.
Italy has the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites of any country–53. China is second, with 52, and Spain has 46. Most of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Italy, obviously, … Read more
In this second annual round-up of the books I’ve read and the beds I’ve slept in, I gotta admit I’m cutting corners on the reading list. Every year, I promise … Read more
It was a bit of an odd year for us in 2016. While we did some trips around the Midwest in the first half of the year (and Kris went … Read more
You may have walked right by this place, the Palazzo Colonna in the middle of Rome, and noticed nothing. Given the number of stray pieces of architecture strewn around town–columns, … Read more